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Coat of arms of the Dinkelscherben market
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Map of Germany, position of the Dinkelscherben market highlighted

Coordinates: 48 ° 21 '  N , 10 ° 35'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Swabia
County : augsburg
Height : 460 m above sea level NHN
Area : 67.69 km 2
Residents: 6412 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 95 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 86424
Primaries : 08292, 08236Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : A , SMÜ, WHO
Community key : 09 7 72 131
Market structure: 21 parts of the community

Market administration address :
Augsburger Str. 4-6
86424 spelled shards
Website :
First Mayor : Edgar Kalb (Independent Voting Group)
Location of the Dinkelscherben market in the Augsburg district
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The hamlet of Siefenwang ( Oberschöneberg )

Dinkelscherben is a market in the Swabian district of Augsburg .


Geographical location

The place is about 25 kilometers west of Augsburg in the middle of the Augsburg-Westliche Wälder nature park . With the exception of small peripheral areas, the municipality is located in the Reischenau landscape .

Landscapes and parts of the municipality

The municipality consists of 10 districts and has 21 officially named municipality parts (the type of settlement is indicated in brackets ):

Neighboring communities

Zusmarshausen in the north, Horgau in the northeast, Kutzenhausen in the east, Ustersbach and Fischach in the south, non-parish area Schmellerforst and Ziemetshausen ( district Günzburg ) in the southwest and Burtenbach (district Günzburg) in the west.


Spelled shards were created in the 11th century on a forest clearing . The place was mentioned for the first time in 1162. From the 15th century until the secularization in 1803 the place was owned by the cathedral monastery Augsburg , then the place became part of Bavaria. In the course of the administrative reforms in the Kingdom of Bavaria , today's municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

From 1862 to 1929 Dinkelscherben belonged to the district office of Zusmarshausen and from 1929 to the district office of Augsburg , which from 1939 was called the district of Augsburg .

On July 31, 1928, the Dinkelscherben railway accident occurred , a rear-end collision between two trains caused by a point and signal malfunction. 23 people were killed.

As part of the municipal reorganization of Bavaria , the municipality of Anried was incorporated on July 1, 1972. Ettelried was added on January 1, 1977. On May 1, 1978 came Breitenbronn, Fleinhausen, Grünenbaindt, Häder, Lindach, Oberschöneberg and Ried.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the market grew from 6,176 to 6,425 by 249 inhabitants or 4% - the lowest percentage growth of a municipality in the Augsburg district in the period mentioned.



Mayor has been Edgar Kalb (non-party, independent voter group) since 2014; on March 29, 2020, he was elected for a further six years in the runoff election with 54.8%, after having achieved 49.2% of three applicants in the first ballot on March 15, 2020. His predecessor was Peter Baumeister (independent) (1996-2014).

Market council

Allocation of seats in the 20-member municipal council ( term of office May 2020 to April 2026 ):

Since the end of 2017 (when a councilor changed from the Independent Voting Group to the SPD), the following distribution of seats was in effect:

  • CSU: 7 seats
  • Independent electoral group: 4 seats
  • Free voters spelled shards: 4 seats
  • SPD: 5 seats

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: Split of red and silver, covered with a green flower shard from which three golden spelled stalks grow.


Church tower of St. Anne's Church in Dinkelscherben

The townscape is dominated by the Catholic parish church of St. Anna . It was built in 1507 and a tower was added in 1580. In the 18th century the entire building was redesigned in Baroque style . Also worth seeing is the castle chapel, which is the only building in Zusameck Castle that has been preserved to this day.

Architectural monuments


With the opening of the Augsburg – Dinkelscherben section on September 26, 1853 and Dinkelscherben– Burgau on May 1, 1854, Dinkelscherben received a connection to the railway network via the Augsburg – Ulm railway , which was part of the Bavarian Maximiliansbahn . In addition, the Dinkelscherben – Thannhausen local railway was opened on December 15, 1894 , connecting the communities of Thannhausen and Ziemetshausen with the main line. Due to the falling number of passengers, passenger traffic on the branch line was stopped on September 24, 1966. In the mid-1990s, the volume of goods also fell, so that freight traffic was discontinued on January 31, 2000 and the route was then dismantled.

Today the three-track Dinkelscherben station is served by the Fugger Express , which runs every hour as a regional express from Ulm to Munich and as a regional train from Dinkelscherben to Munich, so that there is a half-hourly service in the direction of Munich.

Sons of the place

Web links

Commons : Dinkelscherben  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  1. ^ So: BOS: Retrospect 1928: Serious train accident at the Dinkelscherben station . In: Drehscheibe online - with reference to the contemporary reporting in the Neue Augsburger Zeitung v. August 1, 1928; Hans Joachim Ritzau: From Siegelsdorf to Aitrang. The railway disaster as a symptom - a study of the history of traffic . Landsberg 1972, p. 43 f., Gives 16 deaths; the homepage of the volunteer fire brigade ( memento from December 25, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) names twelve dead.

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Mayor and Deputy. Dinkelscherben community, accessed on June 7, 2020 .
  3. ^ Community Dinkelscherben in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bavarian State Library, accessed on August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 424 .
  5. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 767 .
  6. Entry on the coat of arms of Dinkelscherben  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  7. ^ Heimatverein Reischenau ( Memento from June 1, 2009 in the Internet Archive )